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Lake Lure Tours

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Address: 2930 Memorial Hwy., Lake Lure, NC
Phone Number: +1 828-625-1373
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Discover the beauty and charm of Lake Lure. Relax on one of our covered...

Discover the beauty and charm of Lake Lure. Relax on one of our covered tour boats while your skipper guides you past local attractions and landmarks such as the locations used in filming the popular Dirty Dancing and the recently restored historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa. Listen to the legends, and learn about the natural and cultural history of Hickory Nut Gorge, home to Lake Lure, North Carolina.

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Lake Lure boat tour

Had a great time with the family relaxing and enjoying the educational boat ride on Lake Lure.We have taken the boat tour plenty of times before and always enjoyed it.What a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
warren w
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time with the family relaxing and enjoying the educational boat ride on Lake Lure.We have taken the boat tour plenty of times before and always enjoyed it.What a beautiful area,especially in the fall.Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice comfy ride and the weather was beautiful. Jeff, our tour guide, gave us personal insight about the lake property and history. What a gorgeous place! Highly recommend.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I called at 9:00am on a Monday to ask if they had tickets. She assured me that they did. We drove over an hour to get there only to find out that they did not tickets. The staff was very rude. Their company policy is to only sell tickets at the counter. They are maximizing their profits at the expense... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm very disappointed that the Lake Lure boat tour attraction would not take a reservation for 2 people over the phone. We had never visited the Lake Lure and Chimney Rock area and were there a few weeks ago for the first time. One of the things we wanted to do was take the pontoon ride and see the scenery... More 

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Laurens, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Lake Lure tours, best pontoon boat ride on the lake. This tour is a little over an hour, worth every bit of the the price you paid!

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Matthews, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The lake tour with Steve as our guide was terrific. His narrative combined history, fact, and comedy in an entertaining blend. The one hour trip was well worth the cost.

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Marion
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I have done this twice in the last month with 2 different sets of house guests. I loved it and they all loved it. Calm and relaxing with great narration from the captain. Comfortable pontoon boat with roof for shade over the entire boat. You can't see most of Lake Lure from the road so this is the only way... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect when we paid our $15 and walked out to the pontoon boat. The tour guide was informative and humorous. We stopped many times in our 1 hour and viewed the homes and learned the history of the lake.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had a great time riding around on Lake Lure on a covered pontoon boat for an hour. The views were gorgeous. We learned about the history of the area from our entertaining captain. Lake Lure certainly lived up to National Geographic's finding it one of the top 10 prettiest manmade lakes on planet Earth.

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Olney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Found out this summer that the cabin used in the movie Dirty Dancing is no longer there. But still, being on Lake Lure and knowing that parts of the movie were filmed here, makes me wish that Patrick Swayze were still alive, that Jennifer Gray hadn't had a nose job, and that there was still a glimmer of hope for... More 

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